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Nov 16, 2007 Richard Herrell
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Introduction to Open Source Embedded Systems by Richard Herrell
Topics: Richard Herrell, Embedded Systems, Introduction, Open Source, Penguicon
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Nov 16, 2007 Gini Judd, TheFerrett, Jeff DeLuzio
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Gini Judd, TheFerrett, Jeff DeLuzio host a panel discussing What Went Wrong With Buffy Season 6 and 7.
Topics: Gini Judd, TheFerrett, Jeff DeLuzio, Buffy, Penguicon
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Nov 16, 2007 M. Keaton, David Crampton, Anne Zanoni
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, M. Keaton, David Crampton, and Anne Zanoni discuss getting work published. "Everyone secretly believes that there is some hidden magic formula for selling their work and seeing it in print. Unfortunately, even our panelists don't know what it is. Instead, our writers offer their own experiences and advice on treading the winding road toward publication."
Topics: M. Keaton, David Crampton, Anne Zanoni, Penguicon, Publishing, Publication
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Nov 16, 2007 Clyf Flint
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Clyf Flint gives an Intro to Tcl.
Topics: Clyf Flint, Tcl, Penguicon
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Nov 16, 2007 Marcus Watts
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Marcus Watts talks about The History of DEC. DEC made machines from the early 60's until 1998. Early machines were important at research institutions such as MIT. By 1965, DEC got into the timesharing world, and of course in the 70's (actually starting 1969), bell labs developed Unix on DEC hardware. Another major step in Unix came when DEC introduced the vax & unix was ported and then adapted to do demand paging on that hardware. The final chapters of DEC history...
Topics: Marcus Watts, History, DEC, Penguicon
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Nov 16, 2007 John Scalzi, Nick Sagan, Sarah Monette Winton
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, John Scalzi, Nick Sagan, and Sarah Monette Winton discuss Godfrey L. Winton. A dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. Some say he was an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru. Our panelists may disagree on the details. Did he really tour New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration, or is that just legend? Prove how familiar you are with the works and influence of 11 time Nebula winning, 26 time Hugo winning...
Topics: John Scalzi, Nick Sagan, Sarah Monette Winton, Grandmaster, Godfrey L. Winton, Penguicon
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Nov 16, 2007 Mark Ramm
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Mark Ramm discusses his topic "Patterns of Data Access implemented in SQLAlchemy"
Topics: Patterns, Data Access, SQLAlchemy, Mark Ramm, Penguicon
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Nov 16, 2007 Ann Marie Steichmann
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Ann Marie Steichmann talks about doing Animation using Eclipse and Draw2D. She says, "Forget UML diagrams. Eclipse's Draw2D can be used to create fun little useless cartoons. I know because I've done it and I'm willing to show you how."
Topics: Eclipse, Draw2D, Penguicon, Ann Marie Steichmann, Animation
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Nov 16, 2007 Greg Barker
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Greg Barker shows how to use Blender to make 3D graphics. Ever wonder how companies like Pixar and DreamWorks create all those cool, computer-generated movies? Using Blender, the free, open-source, cross-platform, 3D modeling and animation program, You'll get a taste of what it takes to create such works, as well as how to get started using Blender itself.
Topics: Blender, 3D Graphics, Penguicon, Greg Barker
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Nov 16, 2007 Elizabeth Bear, M. Keaton, David Crampton, Sarah Monette
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Elizabeth Bear, M. Keaton, David Crampton, and Sarah Monette discuss coming up with plots for books. How do these guys come up with it, book after book--the thrills, the mistakes, the challenges and triumphs of our favorite heroes? Where do writers get their plots? What about themes? There's rumored to be a shop in Indiana that sells them but... Our panelists attempt and probably fail to answer these questions as they discuss the backbone of every book--the plot. Where...
Topics: Elizabeth Bear, M. Keaton, David Crampton, Sarah Monette, Penguicon, Plot, Writing
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Nov 16, 2007 Jeff Lawton
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Jeff Lawton talks about Thin Clients - Getting started; Setting up LTFP with Ubuntu; The pieces that make LTFP work; Maintaining and troubleshooting an LTFP system; Customizing (for example, dual monitors); Common dos and don'ts; A brief discussion about no machine in nx protocol.
Topics: Thin Client, LTFP, Jeff Lawton, Penguicon
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Nov 16, 2007 Ann Marie Steichman
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Ann Marie Steichman presents her findings After traveling across country (or at least SE Michigan) interviewing random people on whether they considered themselves geeks and why. Also gives out prizes to panel attendees who are willing to subject themselves to ruthless probing and prodding in her quest to find the ultimate geek.
Topics: Ann Marie Steichman, Penguicon, Geek
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Nov 13, 2007 Sarah Elkins
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Sarah Elkins discusses how innovators can use open source social software to nurture knowledge and collaboration within an organization. Wikis, blogs, tagging and RSS feeds will be covered, along with reasons why you might choose to setup behind your organizationâs firewall (at least initially).
Topics: Knowledge Gardening, Sarah Elkins, Penguicon, social software, collaboration
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Nov 13, 2007 Sifu Genie Parker
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Sifu Genie Parker, disciple of Grandmaster Eddie Wu Kwong Yu, conducts a class in the basic Wu style tai chi form and technique.
Topics: Sifu Genie Parker, Tai Chi
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Nov 13, 2007 Karl Schroeder, Ron Hale-Evans, Dr. Jonathan "Sullydog" Sullivan
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Cutting-edge SF author Karl Schroeder joins Ron Hale-Evans, author of Mind Performance Hacks, and Dr. Jonathon Sullivan MD PhD in neurology, to consider "The brain is a computer, the mind is software." That's been the ruling metaphor of cognitive science, neurology and AI studies for decades. The software of thought is supposed to operate much like that of a computer, going from discrete state to discrete state. However a new study from Cornell shows that our...
Topics: Karl Schroeder, Ron Hale-Evans, Dr. Jonathan "Sullydog" Sullivan, Penguicon, brain
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Jul 24, 2007 Karl Schroeder, Ron Hale-Evans, Dr. Jonathon Sullivan
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, cutting-edge SF author Karl Schroeder joins Ron Hale-Evans, author of Mind Performance Hacks, and Dr. Jonathon Sullivan MD PhD in neurology, to consider âThe brain is a computer, the mind is software.â Thatâs been the ruling metaphor of cognitive science, neurology and AI studies for decades. The software of thought is supposed to operate much like that of a computer, going from discrete state to discrete state. However a new study from Cornell shows that our...
Topics: Penguicon, Karl Schroeder, Ron Hale-Evans, Dr. Jonathon Sullivan, Brain, Metaphor
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Jul 13, 2007 Joe Saul, Anne KG Murphy
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Joe Saul and Anne KG Murphy discuss Getting Things Done. Getting Things Done, commonly abbreviated as GTD, rests on the principle that a person needs to move tasks out of the mind by recording them somewhere. That way, the mind is freed from the job of remembering everything that needs to be done, and can concentrate on actually performing those tasks.
Topics: Penguicon, Joe Saul, Anne KG Murphy, Organization, Getting Things Done, GTD
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Jul 13, 2007 Matt Benjamin, Seth Breidbart
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Matt Benjamin and Seth Breidbart discuss terse languages. The word âterseâ does not appear in the blog article âSuccintness is Power,â by Paul Graham, but the article does speculate on what language designers can do to make programs shorter, as an intrinsic property of their language. What languages have this property? Is terseness difficult to read? Are Ruby or Perl terse or verbose? Is Haskell more terse than OCAML? Is Erlang more terse than OCAML, and less than...
Topics: Penguicon, Matt Benjamin, Seth Breidbart, Terse Languages
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Jul 13, 2007 Christine Peterson, Jason Ahlquist, Karl Schroeder, Ron Hale-Evans
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Christine Peterson, Jason Ahlquist, Karl Schroeder, and Ron Hale-Evans discuss the term 'posthuman'. The term âposthumanâ seems to indicate a lack of humans. This is not what is meant, but itâs really bad marketing, and scares people. Even transhumanism is not a very friendly term. Names are important; perhaps it needs a new name the same way Free Software came to be known as Open Source Software?
Topics: Penguicon, Christine Peterson, Jason Ahlquist, Karl Schroeder, Ron Hale-Evans, posthuman
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Jul 13, 2007 Randy Milholland, Eric Millikin, Rob Balder, Megan Gedris
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Randy Milholland, Eric Millikin, Rob Balder, and Megan Gedris discuss success in webcomics. Alexis rating. Ad revenue. Fan mail. Catharsis. The creators of SomethingPositive, FetusX, Partially Clips, and YU+ME discuss - or confess â the rewards of putting it online for free and not answering to a boss for their performance metrics.
Topics: Penguicon, Randy Milholland, Eric Millikin, Rob Balder, Megan Gedris, webcomics, success,...
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Jul 13, 2007 Joe Saul, Moonbeam Nance, Tammy Coxen, Rachel Weisenfeld
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Joe Saul, Moonbeam Nance, Tammy Coxen, and Rachel Weisenfeld discuss throwing room parties. Is there more to a convention room party than chips, dip, cheap beer, and people? Unquestionably yes. How do you throw the room party people will talk about all con? Ask our panel of experienced party hosts.
Topics: Penguicon, Joe Saul, Moonbeam Nance, Tammy Coxen, Rachel Weisenfeld, room party, room parties
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Jul 13, 2007 Aaron Thul
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PostgreSQL & Explaining Explain At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Aaron Thul explains explain. Tuning SQL queries is one of the facts of life for anyone working with databases, and in PostgreSQL the key to doing this well is the mysterious explain command. In this talk, Aaron demystifies this handy tool so that youâll be able to spot trouble faster and know when youâre making improvements.
Topics: Penguicon, Aaron Thul, PostgreSQL, Explain
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Jul 13, 2007 Clif Flynt
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Clif Flynt discusses securing Linux to DoD specifications.
Topics: Penguicon, Clif Flynt, secure Linux
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Jul 12, 2007 Rob Landley
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Rob Landley discusses open source embedded systems. In a world with more cell phones than laptops, itâs important that Linux runs on more than just PC hardware. But how do you program a machine with no monitor or keyboard? How do you make a battery last 2 weeks, and squeeze the entire system into less space than Gnome uses for the login prompt?
Topics: Penguicon, Rob Landley, open source, embedded systems
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Jul 12, 2007 Matt Benjamin
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Matt Benjamin discusses Moodle. Moodle, an open-source (GPL) web content management system for on-line education, has become a very high-profile software product in its category, and has become a significant focus of open-source development activity in higher education. Moodle as received steadily increasing mainstream attention from high-profile deployments, most recently UCLA. This panel will introduce the Moodle system, focusing primarily use of Moodle to develop...
Topics: Penguicon, Matt Benjamin, Moodle, education
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Jul 12, 2007 Catherine Devlin
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Catherine Devlin gives an Introduction to Python. Python, the easy, elegant, and powerful dynamic programming language, is spreading everywhere. Stop feeling lame for not knowing it! Iâll give you an introduction to Python while whipping up a graphical simulator of solar system dynamics before your very eyes. Suitable as your first programming language, or your twentieth. Come, learn Python, and hurl planets into the Sun!
Topics: Penguicon, Catherine Devlin, Python
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Jul 12, 2007 Christine Peterson
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, the Science Guest Of Honor, Christine Peterson speaks on Life Extension: Good News, Bad News, Weird News?
Topics: Penguicon, Christine Peterson, GoH speech, Science, Life Extension
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Jul 12, 2007 Sarah Elkins, Gini Judd
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007 Sarah Elkins and Gini Judd discuss blogging your life without losing your job, or your mind. Strategies for keeping your two worlds separate, or at least compatible. Multiple blogging, work blogging, identity, information overload, and more.
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Topics: Penguicon, Sarah Elkins, Gini Judd, blogging
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Jul 11, 2007 Juana Overmyer, Francine Rossi
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Juana Overmyer and Francine Rossi discuss Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls. The robots from Ghost In The Shell 2 were inspired by this popular type of realistically proportioned, fully-articulated doll.
Topics: Penguicon, Juana Overmyer, Francine Rossi, Asian Ball-Jointed, Dolls
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Jul 11, 2007 M. Keaton, David Crampton, Sarah Monette, Jeff DeLuzio
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007 M. Keaton, David Crampton, Sarah Monette, Jeff DeLuzio discuss their use of dialogue. Writers speak about the tools they use to present their characters to their readers. While the discussion is slated to begin with examining the use of dialogue, our presenters are sure to expand the discussion to include all aspects of writing good characters, from physical description to nervous tics.
Topics: Penguicon, M. Keaton, David Crampton, Sarah Monette, Jeff DeLuzio, dialogue, writers, characters
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Jul 11, 2007 Jeff Hanson
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Jeff Hanson gives a presentation and discussion of the issues surrounding Linux gaming including emulation, DRM, intellectual property, and business opportunities.
Topics: Penguicon, Jeff Hanson, gaming, linux
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Jul 11, 2007 Jeff Lawton
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At Penguicon 5.0 in 2007, Jeff Lawton, and idealso.com discuss methods of data retention. We will be discussing 11 ways to keep your data safe, a discussion of on-site vs. off-site, configurations vs. data, archiving e-mail, and the downfall of the mac tape.
Topics: Penguicon, Jeff Lawton, data retention, keep data